Random Acts of Kindness
Have you ever performed one?
Have you ever been on the receiving end of one?
If you answer, please just say yes or no. The reason for that is explained below.
I will say that I have received several RAKs and have given several. I don't keep track, but I know that both receiving and giving have a wonderful feel to them.
Hint: Opening a door for a senior citizen doesn't count.
Of course, we all do that!
I personally believe that the best RAK is one that is given quietly and without fanfare and without bragging about the act on social media.
One example I just read about this last week was when, as the headlines read:
Amy Adams gives first-class airline seat to soldier, sits in coach, passenger says
Amy Adams gives first-class airline seat to soldier, sits in coach, passenger says | Fox News
Note that Ms Adams didn't post on any forums about what she did. Because of her celebrity status people did notice her, of course, and a passenger tweeted that information to the world. Ms Adams or her publicist didn't.
As an unknown poster said on CityData:
The best part about giving a RAK is to keep quiet about it. That poster also said she thought it was tacky to go about saying 'look what I did. Aren't I great?"
But what is the difference between an RAK and just plain ol' helping someone? What do you think? Is the secrecy? Maybe.